OBITUARY - BARBARA GORDON
Funeral services for Barbara GORDON, age 51, of Bedford, Iowa, who died Wednesday, December 20, 2000, at the Bedford
Nursing & Rehab Center after a long ilness with cancer were held Friday, December 22, 2000, at the Ritchie Funeral Home
in Bedford with Pastor Bob THOMPSON officiating. Interment was held in the Fairview Cemetery in Bedford.
Barbara Kay GORDON was born August 8, 1949 in Maryville, Missouri, the daughter of Wayne Pace and Coryl (HATFIELD) PACE. She
grew up in the Bedford area, graduating from the Bedford high school in 1967. Barbara and Ronald GORDON were married in
the fall of 1967. Ron was drafted into the United States Army and the couple traveled and lived in Germany and Oklahoma,
returning to Bedford in 1978. In 1979 they divorced.
Barbara remained in Bedford and worked at O'Brien Brothers until they closed. In 1990 Barbara and Mickey MILLER opened and
ran the Midwest Country Music Theater in Redding, Iowa. Barbara and Mickey moved to Redding in 1994 to be closer to the
music theater. Barb then decided to go back to school and attended Southwestern Community College for two years,
specializing in computer programming.
After graduation from SWCC, Barb was employed by Travis and Bonnett Law Firm in Bedford as a bookkeeper and tax expert.
Because of her ill health she moved back to Bedford in November of this year to be closer to family.
Barbara thoroughly enjoyed country music and people came to the theater from miles around to be together, enjoy the
wonderful sounds and to have fun. Barb never knew a stranger, greeting and meeting people everywhere she went with a
hello and a smile for all. Barb was known as "Mom" to many and will be missed by all.
She enjoyed animals and had a special spot for her Palomino horse Chico, her cat KiKi and her dog Rebel. Barb could be
found spending countless hours engrossed in a good book and had love in her heart for family and friends.
Barbara is survived by her daughter Jennifer WARE and husband Michael of Polk City, Iowa; her parents, Wayne and Coryl
PACE of Bedford; a brother Robert PACE of Des Moines, Iowa; a sister Carole HAIDSIAK and husband Lynn of Bedford; and two
nieces, Cara HAIDSIAK and Pamela HAIDSIAK, both of Des Moines.
Preceding Barbara in death were a daughter at infancy; her grandparents, Joe and Alta PACE, and grandmother Minnie
Transciption by Sharon R. Becker, June of 2010
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